bRUNch 5k is excited to announce we are whisking away to Aksarben Village on May 4, 2019. Formerly known as the High Heel Dash, this popular event changed its name to bRUNch 5K in 2015 as part of a plan to expand the race and develop the event.
I visited with Jess Winter, Communications Project Manager for the event, about why people should consider participating in the Junior League of Omaha’s annual bRUNch 5K. “Running with a group is a great way to build community. Exercise groups empower one another and can be your best cheerleaders. You’re all in it together.”
Are you beginning to prepare for bRUNch 5k? Consider downloading apps that feature running programs for beginners, such as Couch to 5K. These programs combine walking and running each week until reaching a continuous run.
Already a seasoned runner? Cross-training options that will add to your endurance include weight training and barre classes.
Jess Winter offered additional insight for those who are unsure about running. “If you are hesitant about running, start slowly and modify if needed. Essentially, you want to set yourself up for success, and if you feel like you’re doing too much, then take a step back and train one less day until you feel confident. If you have knee issues, recovering from an injury or had physical therapy, talk your physical therapist. They are a great resource in supporting your goals and can give some great exercises, stretches and programming if needed.”
Most importantly, Jess advised, “Share your goals! People want to support you.”
Run, brunch, or both! Enjoy the best of both worlds at bRUNch 5K
Additional local resources to keep you motivated and offer support, whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, can be found here.
Omaha Running Club
Moms on the Run
Pure Barre West Omaha and Loveland locations
Barre Code West Omaha and Dundee locations
Moms Run this Town – Facebook Group
Junior League of Omaha bRUNch 5K Committee members pose during the 2018 event.
Please join us by registering at https://runsignup.com/Race/NE/Omaha/JuniorLeagueofOmahabRUNch5k2019. For more information on joining the Junior League of Omaha, visit https://www.jlomaha.org/.